I just found out I'm pregnant and am already reading everything I can get my hands on.
I'm really excited by the idea of a natural childbirth. Over my lifetime I've had awful experiences with the medical industry. Including an awful episode when I was 13 that involved an OBGYN forcing me to undergo a full pelvic exam against my wishes, just because I wasn't having regular periods yet. Ugh.
With all that said, I'm not scared of giving birth, but I'm scared of giving birth in a hospital setting with doctors that are more focused on giving me drugs than helping my body do what its designed to do.
Madison Birth Center seems like an ideal option. Everything I've read about them seems great. One thing that bothers me- they seem tight lipped about their price, only mentioning on their site that it is less than a hospital birth.
My insurance won't cover MBC (I have GHC, which only allows me to birth at St Marys) so I would have to pay out of pocket. I don't really want to tour the facility unless I know it would be financially in reach, other wise it would just be too heartbreaking.
Can anyone at least give me a dollar range on what they cost?? Anyone want to share their experience there? How early did you begin going for pre-natal care?
Any info is appreciated!